1430 Union Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Last week I went to the Extraordinary Desserts location in Little Italy for the first time. My original post can be found here. While I've known that there is a location in downtown, I didn't really know exactly where it was until I went last weekend. And that is when I discovered just how close it was to my work. Only a few blocks! Such a discovery is probably not good for my wallet or for my stomach. Ah well.
So I needed to go to another building for work the other day, and the path to that building went right by Extraordinary Desserts. Since I have no will power when it comes to food, I couldn't resist stopping by on my way back.
As you can see, this location is pretty big. I didn't notice the outside seating last time.
When I went inside, it was virtually empty. However, the desserts were quite plentiful. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get any shots of the gorgeous display of desserts. There was so much to choose from! Cookies, cakes, muffins, bread pudding, coffee cake, scones, danishes, etc. While I would have loved to stick around and try the famous chocolate croissant bread pudding, I did have to go back to work, so I didn't try it on this trip.
After hemming and hawing for a while, I finally settled on a chocolate coffee cake and a chocolate scone.
This is the chocolate coffee cake, adorned with flower petals, gold foil and chocolate bark. I had been craving coffee cake for a while and had never had chocolate coffee cake before. I find it to be a bit too sweet for me, but pretty good. This didn't keep well in the fridge though. I saved most of it and tried to eat it the next day and it was already pretty hard.
Here is the chocolate scone. Ordinarily I like fruit scones, but I hadn't particularly enjoyed the raspberry one I had on my last visit because of their use of jam in the middle, so I thought maybe the chocolate would be better. I found the scone to be a bit hard, and there are large chunks of hard chocolate inside. While I liked the taste better than the raspberry one, still not my favorite scone.
I was a bit disappointed with what I picked up. These did not taste as good as the cakes I had on my last visit. Next time, I'll go for more cake slices, the homemade ice cream and the chocolate croissant bread pudding.